Semper fi is the shortened form of semper fidelis meaning “always faithful.” The United States Marines have exemplified that motto for well over 200 years. For the entire history of the United States, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa, and all of the rest of the places where the marines have landed, the U.S. has been victorious.
What about you? Are you always faithful? Are you always faithful to Jesus Christ? In this full-length sermon, based on the text of Revelation 2:10, Dr. D. James Kennedy addresses those who put themselves first and challenges them to put the Lord first and then others. In particular he observes the need for Christians to remember those who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. In the 20th century there have been more martyrs for Christ than in any other century including the first.
In Revelation 2:10, Jesus promised “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.” The church in Smyrna was, resisting the Muslim hordes until 1424 when they became the last city in Asia minor to yield to that onslaught. They were faithful unto death.